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Women's autonomy and support for wife beating: Findings from a population-based survey in Jordan

Show simple item record Linos N. Khawaja M. Al-Nsour M.
dc.contributor.editor 2010 2017-10-18T13:30:53Z 2017-10-18T13:30:53Z 2010
dc.identifier 10.1891/0886-6708.25.3.409
dc.identifier.issn 8866708
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study is to examine attitudes among married women toward wife beating and to investigate the hypothesis that female individual empowerment is associated with such attitudes within a broader context of societal patriarchy in Jordan. The study uses data from a cross-sectional survey of a representative sample of married women (n = 5,390) conducted in 2002. Associations between acceptance of wife beating and several women's empowerment variables, including decision-making power, as well as other risk factors were assessed, using odds ratios from binary logistic regression models. The key fi nding is that the vast majority (87.5percent) of Jordanian women believe that wife beating is justifi ed in at least one hypothetical scenario, and justifi cation is negatively associated with empowerment variables and some demographic, geographic, and socioeconomic factors. © 2010 Springer Publishing Company.
dc.format.extent Pages: (409-419)
dc.language English
dc.publisher NEW YORK
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Violence and Victims; Publication Year: 2010; Volume: 25; no. 3; Pages: (409-419);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Women's autonomy and support for wife beating: Findings from a population-based survey in Jordan
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Linos, N., Harvard School of Public Health, United States
dc.contributor.affiliation Khawaja, M., Center for Research on Population and Health, American University of Beirut, Faculty of Health Sciences, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Al-Nsour, M., Center for Research on Population and Health, American University of Beirut, Faculty of Health Sciences, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Khawaja, M.; Center for Research on Population and Health, American University of Beirut, Faculty of Health Sciences, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon; email:
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences; Department: Center for Research on Population and Health;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Center for Research on Population and Health
dc.contributor.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
dc.contributor.authorInitials Linos, N
dc.contributor.authorInitials Khawaja, M
dc.contributor.authorInitials Al-Nsour, M
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Khawaja, M (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, Fac Hlth Sci, Ctr Res Populat and Hlth, POB 11-0236, Beirut 11072020, Lebanon.
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.description.citedWOSCount 8
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dc.identifier.coden VIOVE
dc.identifier.pubmedID 20565010
dc.identifier.scopusID 77952359124
dc.publisher.address 11 WEST 42ND STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10036 USA
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Violence Vict.
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 3
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Violence and Victims
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Violence Victims
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 25
dc.source.ID WOS:000292818900009
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Attitudes
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Domestic violence
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Empowerment
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Jordan
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Patriarchy
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Violence against women
dc.subject.otherIndex adolescent
dc.subject.otherIndex adult
dc.subject.otherIndex article
dc.subject.otherIndex battered woman
dc.subject.otherIndex cross-sectional study
dc.subject.otherIndex ethnology
dc.subject.otherIndex female
dc.subject.otherIndex human
dc.subject.otherIndex Jordan
dc.subject.otherIndex lifestyle
dc.subject.otherIndex male
dc.subject.otherIndex marriage
dc.subject.otherIndex middle aged
dc.subject.otherIndex partner violence
dc.subject.otherIndex perception
dc.subject.otherIndex personal autonomy
dc.subject.otherIndex psychological aspect
dc.subject.otherIndex social environment
dc.subject.otherIndex social psychology
dc.subject.otherIndex social support
dc.subject.otherIndex socioeconomics
dc.subject.otherIndex spouse
dc.subject.otherIndex statistics
dc.subject.otherIndex women's rights
dc.subject.otherIndex Adolescent
dc.subject.otherIndex Adult
dc.subject.otherIndex Battered Women
dc.subject.otherIndex Cross-Sectional Studies
dc.subject.otherIndex Female
dc.subject.otherIndex Humans
dc.subject.otherIndex Jordan
dc.subject.otherIndex Life Style
dc.subject.otherIndex Male
dc.subject.otherIndex Marriage
dc.subject.otherIndex Middle Aged
dc.subject.otherIndex Personal Autonomy
dc.subject.otherIndex Social Environment
dc.subject.otherIndex Social Perception
dc.subject.otherIndex Social Support
dc.subject.otherIndex Social Values
dc.subject.otherIndex Socioeconomic Factors
dc.subject.otherIndex Spouse Abuse
dc.subject.otherIndex Spouses
dc.subject.otherIndex Women's Rights
dc.subject.otherIndex Young Adult
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus SEXUAL VIOLENCE
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus ATTITUDES
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus BELIEFS
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus HEALTH
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus ABUSE
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus MEN
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus DEFINITIONS
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus PREVALENCE
dc.subject.otherWOS Criminology and Penology

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